Thursday 13 September 20186:30 PM - 8:30 PMAdd to calendar

Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, 2316 W. First Avenue, Spokane, Washington, 99201, United StatesView map

Program Description: In recognition of the Sesquicentennial birthday (150th) of the famous and controversial early 20th century photographer Edward S. Curtis, Timothy Egan, nationally respected author, journalist, and New York Times Contributing Op- Ed Columnist, visits the Museum to discuss Curtis and the riveting, cinematic story behind the most famous photographs in Native American history, the driven man who made them, and how his epic obsession led to one of America’s greatest cultural treasures. Directly following Mr. Egan's talk the Museum will offer a short no-host wine or champagne reception, to include a book selling and signing opportunity with the presenter. *$5 reduced per ticket admission price for Museum members. Free parking available on the Museum’s campus.

Location: Museum’s Eric A. Johnston Auditorium and Helen South Alexander Gallery

Cost: $20, members $25, non-members. Tickets may be purchased online on this website until 4:30 p.m. the day of the program, September 13, or until the program is sold out. If still available, tickets may also be purchased the evening of the program beginning at 5:30 p.m. Due to the anticipated strong community interest in this special program however, the Museum strongly encourages those interested in attending to register online to guarantee admittance. 

Limit: 180

About the Presenter: Timothy Egan is a New York Times op-ed columnist and author of eight books, including the highly regarded "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis" for which he won in 2013 the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. He is also a Pulitzer Prize winner, an award he shared with a team of reporters in 2001 while working as a New York Times correspondent for its series “How Race is Lived in America". For his riveting account of the Dust Bowl period (1930-1936) "The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl", he won the 2006 National Book Award, considered one of the nation’s highest literary honors. Mr. Egan is a graduate of the University of Washington, and has additionally received honorary doctorates from Whitman College, Willamette University, Lewis and Clark College, and Western Washington University. A third-generation Westerner and father of two, he lives in Seattle, which honored him once with the Keys to the City.


Ticket typePriceQuantity
One Ticket - Non-Museum MemberAvailable from Wed 23 May 2018 until Thu 13 Sep 2018$20.00$25.00
One Ticket - Museum MemberAvailable from Wed 13 Jun 2018 until Thu 13 Sep 2018$25.00$20.00

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